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Why Models Work The First Peoples Edition



Museum Theatre
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

Part of the "Why Models Work" lecture series featuring curators, collection managers and conservators presenting detailed studies of models currently on display in the exhibition, Mini Mega Model Museum at Melbourne Museum. Each edition explores the models in more detail from the experts who care for them and use them in their work.

This First Peoples edition presents models from the Society and Technology and First Peoples collection that have big stories. From intricate hand-woven Gunditjmara baskets that are the size of a fingernail to a model of Captain Cook’s Cottage made of icing sugar, what big histories do these objects hold and what do they mean to First Peoples today?

The exhibition will be open from 5-6pm for a pre-lecture viewing, including in the ticket price. Come along, meet the Curator of the exhibition and learn more about these amazing models.


Matilda Vaughan - Exhibition Curator, Mini Mega Model Museum (Curator, Engineering)
Kimberley Moulton - Senior Curator, Southeastern Australia Aboriginal Collections